Workboats go under the hammer

Published: Friday, 06 August 2010

BRITISH Waterways is scrapping 40 of its workboats and ancillary equipment that is being auctioned off next month.

This will be an online sale of  the redundant workboats, with the auction closing on 29th September, and includes work boats, hoppers, a selection of BW's historic craft, boat engines and a range of contractor and ground maintenance plant.

GoIndustry DoveBid has been appointed to handle the auction and the full auction lot will be available to view online at:

Inspection of the boats is strictly by appointment and must be booked through GoIndustry Dovebid.

Stephen Hames, Senior Engineer at BW and responsible for the boat disposal, comments:

"We've assessed our fleet and are auctioning off craft that are surplus to requirements. The boats add colour and character to our waterways and we hope to find new owners who will keep them afloat for years to come."